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Hawaii Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Hawaii. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Hawaii compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Hawaii, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 624,111 total crimes reported in Hawaii (32,612 of them violent). Of the 62,411 crimes that occur a year in Hawaii, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hawaii every 8 minutes. This includes 282 murders, 3,570 rapes, and more than four hundred and eighty-eight thousand thefts (including 74,444 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hawaii for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hawaii decreased by 16 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 21 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Hawaii. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to fifty-six thousand for Hawaii in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hawaii (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Hawaii (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Hawaii law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Hawaii conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.